Race Starring Stephan James. In theaters February 19, 2016.
Fifty Shades of Black Starring Marlon Wayans. In theaters January 29,2016.
The Perfect Match Starring Terrence Jenkins. Opens March 2016
Chiraq Starring Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris. In theaters Dec. 4.
Concussion Starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw In theaters December 2015.
Creed Starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad. In theaters November 25th, 2015
Ride Along 2 Starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. In theaters January 2016.
The Hateful Eight Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Fifty Shades of Black
The Perfect Match
Ride Along 2
The Hateful Eight
Posted on 22 Mar 2012

Mario van Peebles, Carl Weathers star in ‘American Battleship’ trailer

Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers star in a new action flick entitled American Battleship. The film, directed by Thunder Levin, centers a fleet of mysterious ships who wage war against the Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa, the last American battleship, can prevent global armageddon. The film will premiere at the 2012 Cape Fear Independent Film... Read More »
Posted on 21 Mar 2012

‘The Hunger Games’ star Dayo Okeniyi talks first major role

Nigerian-born Dayo Okeniyi is one to watch. In “The Hunger Games” (opening March 23) he plays the silent warrior from District 11, Thresh. The actor sat down with Essence to discuss his acting career, and his role in the blockbuster film. ESSENCE: You’re new to Hollywood. Share your background for those who don’t know. DAYO OKENIYI: I was born... Read More »
Posted on 21 Mar 2012

James Earl Jones to Receive Honorary Degree from Juilliard

James Earl Joneswill receive Juilliard’s Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for his extraordinary career in film and theater. Julliard will award the legendary actor at it’s 107th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 AM in Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street, NYC). Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi will read special citations and present the honorary... Read More »
Posted on 20 Mar 2012

Salli Richardson-Whitfield lands trailer park role in NBC comedy pilot ‘Downwardly Mobile’

Salli Richardson-Whitfield has joined the pilot of Roseanne Barr‘s new NBC comedy sitcom pilot Downwardly Mobile. Mobile stars Barr as Rose, the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to the unique people who live there in a challenging economy. Barr’s Roseanne co-star John Goodman co-stars as Rose’s buddy Buzz. Greg Cromer will play Mr. Denby, a... Read More »
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, and more cast in ‘Steel Magnolias’ remake

Lifetime has just announced casting for it’s Steel Magnolias television remake featuring an all-black cast. The film, based on Robert Harling’s 1989 hit, will star Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, and Jill Scott. THR reports “The Chicago Academy Award nominee will take the role of M’Lynn in the female-skewing network’s hotly anticipated telefilm. She is set... Read More »
Posted on 18 Mar 2012

Links of the Week: 03.17.12

TOP STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB First Look: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sharon Leal on the set of Fox’s drama pilot “Guilty” Zoe Saldana, Megan Fox Team Up To Produce & Star In Action/Heist Project Called “Swindle” How The Nutty Professor Explains Eddie Murphy’s Entire Film Career Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington... Read More »
Posted on 18 Mar 2012

Danai Gurira Lands Hot New Role on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC’s The Walking Dead has announced casting for it’s upcoming third season. Danai Gurira has been cast as Michonne, the legendary heroine from Robert Kirkman comic series on which the zombie drama is based. The announcement was made tonight on Talking Dead, a half-hour Walking Dead recap show. During the telecast Laurie Holden (who plays Andrea), may have dropped... Read More »
Posted on 18 Mar 2012

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the first trailer for BBC’s ‘Dancing on the Edge’

British thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor appears in the first leaked trailer for the highly anticipated BBC drama series ‘Dancing on the Edge.’ Writer and director Stephen Poliakoff embarks in an explosive new drama, where for a moment music transcends the divisions of class and race, until fear and hate once again tear them apart. Set in an extraordinary period of immense... Read More »
Posted on 18 Mar 2012

Patina Miller to Play Final Performance tonight in Broadway’s Sister Act

Patina Miller, who originated the role of Deloris Van Cartier, will play her final performance in Sister Act tonight, March 18th. Miller made her Broadway debut in the production and was nominated for a Tony and Oliver award. The actress also starred in the first West End production in London. As previously reported, actress Raven-Symoné will replace her, beginning... Read More »
Posted on 17 Mar 2012

Idris Elba speaks in second ‘Prometheus’ trailer

Idris Elba is the sole voice of the latest Prometheus teaser trailer. The epic pic follows scientist who explore an alien planet via a super space ship navigated by Captain Janek (Elba), the leader of the expedition. Prometheus will hit theaters on June 8…and it’s going to be big! RELATED ARTICLES: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson to Star in... Read More »
Posted on 16 Mar 2012

Sundance Film Festival 2012 In Portraits

Photographer Henny Garfunkel recently marked her 18th year shooting celebrity portraits at the Sundance Film Festival. Even though the film festival closed over one month ago, we were intrigued by the images of black celebrities and rising stars (and their projects). Subjects included Nate Parker, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Rock. Nate Parker, Red Hook Summer Toni Lysaith, Red Hook... Read More »
Posted on 16 Mar 2012

Blair Underwood and The Cast of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ To Appear at The Greene Space

The cast of A Streetcar Named Desire is scheduled to appear at the Greene Space on Monday, March 19 at 7pm. Terrance McKnight will host the event. Guests include Nicole Ari Parker, Wood Harris, Emily Mann, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Blair Underwood. The Greene Space presents a conversation on the new take on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar... Read More »
Posted on 16 Mar 2012

Derek Luke, Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter in New Images from ‘Sparkle’

Based on Sam O’Steen‘s 1976 film, the remake focuses on three siblings who form a successful singing group in 1960s Detroit, which inevitably falls apart due to their individual personal problems and family drama. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and Whitney Houston. Sparkle is expected to be released in... Read More »
Posted on 13 Mar 2012

Spike Lee’s ‘Da Brick’ Not Being Picked Up by HBO

Spike Lee‘s boxing drama Da Brick was dropped by HBO. This was one of 2012’s most highly-anticipated drama series with a predominantly black cast, which included rising young talent John Boyega. Unfortunately, the project will not be moving forward on HBO’s network.  Deadline reports: HBO’s drama pilot Da Brick will not be going forward. The pay cable network just passed on... Read More »
Posted on 13 Mar 2012

Gabrielle Union meets the family in new ‘In Our Nature’ trailer (Video)

As we reported back in May, Gabrielle Union joined the cast of an indie drama entitled Family Tree. The film has since had a name change to In Our Nature, and was screened at SWSX over the past weekend. Union plays Vicky, a young woman involved in an interracial relationship with an older man. The official film synopsis reads:... Read More »
Posted on 12 Mar 2012

Raven-Symoné talks ‘Sister Act’ (Video)

Raven-Symoné (“That’s So Raven,” “The Cosby Show” and more) joins the cast of SISTER ACT beginning March 27th. Get her thoughts on the smash-hit show and what it’s like to make her Broadway debut! RELATED ARTICLES: Raven-Symoné to replace Patina Miller in Broadway’s “Sister Act” Raven Symone’s ‘State of Georgia’ Cancelled! Diahann Carroll, Obba Babatundé, & Raven Symoné Honored... Read More »
Posted on 12 Mar 2012

Boris Kodjoe Cast in ABC Drama Pilot ‘Scruples’

Boris Kodjoe has been cast in the new ABC drama pilot Scruples. Based on the novel by Judith Krantz, Scruples centers on rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop (Claire Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal. The actor, who recently celebrated his 39th birthday, will play Josh Hillman, the attorney of Billy’s late husband. Undercovers star... Read More »
Posted on 12 Mar 2012

Watch Samuel L Jackson in ‘Meeting Evil’ Trailer

Samuel L Jackson is pitted against Luke Wilson in director Chris Fisher‘s upcoming horror thriller Meeting Evil. Jackson plays a devil-like character in pursuit of a weak, vulnerable man. The film is based on a Thomas Berger novel. Rent‘s Tracie Thoms also co-stars. The film synopsis reads: “Recently fired realtor and suburban dad John Fleton (Wilson) suffers from depression... Read More »